Horseman 6×9 lenses

In theory, the Horseman 6×9 cameras such as the 970, 980, 985, VH and VH-R can take normal large format lenses – obviously with the caveat that the smaller film format means the angle of view is narrower for a given focal length.

However, these Horseman 6×9 cameras have small lens boards and can’t accommodate large shutters. Also the bellows are reasonably slim and lenses with large rear elements might not fit.

Komamura have compiled a list of lenses that are known good and known bad with these Horseman cameras. For some reason it didn’t show up in several searches and I don’t like the formatting, so I have recreated the information here. I’ve also presented the same information as a spreadsheet if you wish to download it or print it.

Horseman lenses

Known good

Make Name Comment Shutter
Schneider Super-Symmar HM120mm F5.6 Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0
Schneider Apo-Symmar MC100mm F5.6 6x9cm format or smaller #0
Schneider Apo-Symmar MC120mm F5.6 Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0
Schneider Apo-Symmar MC135mm F5.6 Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0
Schneider Apo-Symmar MC150mm F5.6 Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0
Schneider Apo-Symmar MC180mm F5.6 Lens Panel with C-1 ring #1
Schneider Macro-Symmar HM80mm F5.6 Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0
Schneider Macro-Symmar HM120mm F5.6 Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0
Schneider Macro-Symmar HM180mm F5.6 Lens Panel with C-1 ring #1
Schneider Xenar 150mm F5.6 Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0
Schneider Xenar 210mm F6.1 Lens Panel with C-1 ring #1
Schneider G-Claron 150mm F9 Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0
Schneider G-Claron 210mm F9 Lens Panel with C-1 ring #1
Schneider G-Claron 240mm F9 Telephoto Lens Panel #1 #1
Schneider Super-Angulon MC65mm F5.6 Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0
Schneider Super-Angulon MC90mm F8 Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0
LF Topcor LF Topcor 90mm F5.6 Lens Panel Drilled for #0 #0
LF Topcor LF Topcor 150mm F5.6 Lens Panel Drilled for #0 #0
LF Topcor LF Topcor 180mm F5.6 Lens Panel Drilled for #0 #0
LF Topcor LF Topcor 210mm F5.6 Lens Panel with C-1 ring #1
Nikkor Nikkor SW65mm F4 Lens Panel Drilled for #0 #0
Nikkor Nikkor SW75mm F4.5 Lens Panel Drilled for #0 #0
Nikkor Nikkor SW90mm F8 Lens Panel Drilled for #0 #0
Nikkor Nikkor W105mm F5.6 Lens Panel Drilled for #0 #0
Nikkor Nikkor W135mm F5.6 Lens Panel Drilled for #0 #0
Nikkor Nikkor W150mm F5.6 Lens Panel Drilled for #0 #0
Nikkor Nikkor W180mm F5.6 Lens Panel with C-1 ring #1
Nikkor Nikkor W210mm F5.6 Lens Panel with C-1 ring #1
Nikkor Nikkor M200mm F8 Lens Panel Drilled for #0 #0
Nikkor Nikkor M300mm F9 Lens Panel for Apo-Ronar 300mm #1
Nikkor Nikkor AMED 120mm F5.6 Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0
Nikkor Nikkor TED 270mm F6.3 Lens Panel with C-1 ring #1
Nikkor Nikkor TED 360mm F8 Telephoto panel #1 #1
Rodenstock Grandagon N 65mm F4.5 Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0
Rodenstock Grandagon N 75mm F4.5 Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0
Rodenstock Grandagon N 75mm F6.8 Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0
Rodenstock Grandagon N 90mm F6.8 Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0
Rodenstock Apo-Sironar N 100mm F5.6 6x9cm format or smaller #0
Rodenstock Apo-Sironar N 135mm F5.6 Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0
Rodenstock Apo-Sironar N 150mm F5.6 Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0
Rodenstock Apo-Sironar N 180mm F5.6 Lens Panel with C-1 ring #1
Rodenstock Apo-Sironar N 210mm F5.6 Lens Panel with C-1 ring #1
Rodenstock Apo-Sironar S 135mm F5.6 Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0
Rodenstock Apo-Sironar S 150mm F5.6 Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0
Rodenstock Apo-Sironar S 180mm F5.6 Lens Panel with C-1 ring #1
Rodenstock Apo-Sironar S 210mm F5.6 Lens panel for Apo-Sironar-S 210mm #1
Rodenstock Apo-Sironar W 150mm F5.6 Lens Panel with C-1 ring #1
Rodenstock Apo-Ronar 150mm F9 6x9cm format or smaller #0
Rodenstock Apo-Ronar 240mm F9 Lens Panel with C-1 ring #1
Rodenstock Apo-Ronar 300mm F9 Lens panel for Apo-Ronar 300mm #1
Rodenstock Apo-Macro-Sironar 180mm F5.6 Lens Panel with C-1 ring #1
Rodenstock Geronar 150mm F6.3 Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0
Rodenstock Apo-Sironar Digital 90mm F5.6 Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0
Rodenstock Apo-Sironar Digital 105mm F5.6 Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0
Rodenstock Apo-Sironar Digital 135mm F5.6 Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0
Rodenstock Apo-Sironar Digital 150mm F5.6 Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0
Rodenstock Apo-Sironar Digital 180mm F5.6 Lens Panel with C-1 ring #1
Rodenstock Apo-Macro-Sironar Digital 120mm F5.6 Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0
Rodenstock Apo-Sironar Digital HR 105mm F4 Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0
Fujinon Fujinon SWD65mm F5.6 Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0
Fujinon Fujinon SW90mm F8 Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0
Fujinon Fujinon W105mm F5.6 Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0
Fujinon Fujinon W125mm F5.6 Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0
Fujinon Fujinon W135mm F5.6 Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0
Fujinon Fujinon W150mm F5.6 Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0
Fujinon Fujinon W180mm F5.6 Lens Panel with C-1 ring #1
Fujinon Fujinon W210mm F5.6 Lens Panel with C-1 ring #1
Fujinon Fujinon A180mm F9 Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0
Fujinon Fujinon A240mm F9 Telephoto Lens panel #0 #0
Fujinon Fujinon C300mm F8.5 Lens Panel for Apo-Ronar 300mm #1
Fujinon Fujinon T300mm F8 Lens panel C-0 Telephoto panel
Fujinon Fujinon T400mm F8 Telephoto Lens panel #1 #1
Fujinon Fujinon SF180mm F5.6 Lens Panel with C-1 ring #1
Fujinon CM Fujinon W105mm F5.6 Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0
Fujinon CM Fujinon W125mm F5.6 Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0
Fujinon CM Fujinon W135mm F5.6 Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0
Fujinon CM Fujinon W150mm F5.6 Lens Panel drilled for #0 #0
Fujinon CM Fujinon W180mm F5.6 Lens Panel with C-1 ring #1
Fujinon CM Fujinon W210mm F5.6 Panel for Apo-Sironar S 210mm #1

Known bad

Make Name Comment Shutter
Schneider Super-Angulon MC165mm F8 Due to #3 shutter #3
Schneider Super-Angulon MC210mm F8 Due to #3 shutter #3
Schneider Super-Symmar HM150mm F5.6 Due to rear lens #1
Schneider Super-Symmar HM210mm F5.6 Due to #3 shutter #3
Schneider Apo-Symmar MC210mm F5.6 Due to rear lens #1
Schneider Apo-Symmar MC240mm F5.6 Due to #3 shutter #3
Schneider Apo-Symmar MC300mm F5.6 Due to #3 shutter #3
Schneider Apo-Symmar MC360mm F5.6 Due to #3 shutter #3
Schneider Apo-Symmar MC480mm F5.6 Due to #3 shutter #3
Schneider Tele-Arton MC250mm F5.6 Due to rear lens #1
Schneider G-Claron 270mm F9 Length of monorail is short #1
Schneider G-Claron 305mm F9 Due to rear lens #1
Schneider Super-Angulon XL47mm F5.6 Can not be used at infinity #0
Schneider Super-Angulon XL58mm F5.6 Can not be used at infinity #0
Schneider Super-Angulon XL72mm F5.6 Due to rear lens #0
Schneider Super-Angulon XL90mm F5.6 Due to rear lens #0
Schneider Super-Angulon MC47mm F5.6 Can not be used at infinity #0
Schneider Super-Angulon MC75mm F5.6 Due to rear lens #0
Schneider Super-Angulon MC90mm F5.6 Due to rear lens #0
Schneider Super-Angulon MC120mm F8 Due to rear lens #0
LF Topcor LF Topcor 300mm F5.6 Due to #3 shutter #3
Nikkor Nikkor SW90mm F4.5 Due to rear lens #0
Nikkor Nikkor SW120mm F8 Due to rear lens #0
Nikkor Nikkor SW150mm F8 Due to rear lens #1
Nikkor Nikkor W240mm F5.6 Due to #3 Shutter #3
Nikkor Nikkor W300mm F5.6 Due to #3 Shutter #3
Nikkor Nikkor W360mm F5.6 Due to #3 Shutter #3
Nikkor Nikkor M450mm F9 Due to #3 Shutter #3
Nikkor Nikkor AMED 210mm F5.6 Due to rear lens #1
Nikkor Nikkor TED 500mm F11 Length of monorail is short #1
Nikkor Nikkor TED 600mm F9 Due to #3 Shutter #3
Nikkor Nikkor TED 720mm F16 Length of monorail is short #1
Nikkor Nikkor TED 800mm F12 Due to #3 Shutter #3
Nikkor Nikkor TED 1200mm F18 Due to #3 Shutter #3
Rodenstock Apo-Grandagon 35mm F4.5 Can not be used at infinity #0
Rodenstock Apo-Grandagon 45mm F4.5 Can not be used at infinity #0
Rodenstock Apo-Grandagon 55mm F4.5 Can not be used at infinity #0
Rodenstock Grandagon N 90mm F4.5 Due to rear lens #1
Rodenstock Grandagon N 115mm F6.8 Due to rear lens #1
Rodenstock Grandagon N 155mm F6.8 Due to rear lens #1
Rodenstock Grandagon N 200mm F6.8 Due to #3 shutter #3
Rodenstock Apo-Sironar N 240mm F5.6 Due to #3 shutter #3
Rodenstock Apo-Sironar N 300mm F5.6 Due to #3 shutter #3
Rodenstock Apo-Sironar N 360mm F6.8 Due to #3 shutter #3
Rodenstock Apo-Sironar N 480mm F8.4 Due to #3 shutter #3
Rodenstock Apo-Sironar S 240mm F5.6 Due to #3 shutter #3
Rodenstock Apo-Sironar S 300mm F5.6 Due to #3 shutter #3
Rodenstock Apo-Sironar S 360mm F6.8 Due to #3 shutter #3
Rodenstock Apo-Sironar W 210mm F5.6 Due to #3 shutter #3
Rodenstock Apo-Sironar W 300mm F5.6 Due to #3 shutter #3
Rodenstock Apo-Ronar 360mm F9 Due to #3 shutter #3
Rodenstock Apo-Ronar 480mm F9 Due to #3 shutter #3
Rodenstock Macro-Sironar N300mm F5.6 Due to #3 shutter #3
Rodenstock Imagon 200mm H5.8 Due to #3 shutter #3
Rodenstock Imagon 250mm H5.8 Due to #3 shutter #3
Rodenstock Imagon 300mm H5.8 Due to #3 shutter #3
Rodenstock Apo-Sironar Digital 35mm F4.5 Can not be used at infinity #0
Rodenstock Apo-Sironar Digital 45mm F4.5 Can not be used at infinity #0
Rodenstock Apo-Sironar Digital 55mm F4.5 Can not be used at infinity #0
Rodenstock Apo-Sironar Digital HR 35mm F4 Can not be used at infinity #0
Rodenstock Apo-Sironar Digital HR 60mm F4 Can not be used at infinity #0
Fujinon Fujinon SWD75mm F5.6 Due to rear lens #0
Fujinon Fujinon SWD90mm F5.6 Due to rear lens #0
Fujinon Fujinon SW105mm F8 Due to rear lens #0
Fujinon Fujinon SW125mm F8 Due to rear lens #0
Fujinon Fujinon W250mm F6.3 Flange Focal Distance too long #1
Fujinon Fujinon W300mm F5.6 Due to #3 shutter #3
Fujinon Fujinon W360mm F6.3 Due to #3 shutter #3
Fujinon Fujinon C450mm F12.5 Flange Focal Distance too long #1
Fujinon Fujinon C600mm F11.5 Due to #3 shutter #3
Fujinon Fujinon T600mm F12 Flange Focal Distance too long #1
Fujinon Fujinon SF250mm F5.6 Due to #3 shutter #3
Fujinon CM Fujinon W250mm F6.3 Flange Focal Distance too long #1
Fujinon CM Fujinon W300mm F5.6 Due to #3 shutter #3
Fujinon CM Fujinon W360mm F6.5 Due to #3 shutter #3
Fujinon CM Fujinon W450mm F8 Due to #3 shutter #3

One Comment

  1. […] The 80mm lens board is an advantage for size and portability. However it limits you to Copal #0 or #1 shutters, and there are quite a few large format lenses that will not fit in a shutter this small, restricting your choice. I was only able to fit a Schneider Super-Angulon 90mm f/8, not the f/5.6 version and definitely not the XL version! There are still plenty of compatible lenses available – I compiled a list of known good and known bad lenses. […]

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